Welcome to Monmouth Comprehensive School, and to our website.
We are absolutely determined to provide an exceptional standard of education for every child that comes to our school, so that they have the opportunity to lead happy and successful lives. In order for that to happen, our students need to do two simple things - work hard and be kind.
We are a welcoming and caring school that also has exceedingly high expectations of every single one of our students. We take great pride in enabling them to grow and to flourish.
AIMS AND ETHOS OF SIXTH FORM
The Sixth Form at Monmouth Comprehensive School is a stimulating and purposeful environment where all students are challenged to achieve their full potential. From the team building Induction Day at the start through to Results Day at the end, each student follows his or her personal pathway to success and fulfilment.
The curriculum is structured to allow for clear progression with accreditation and considerable personal choice and flexibility. At the core of our programme forevery student is the Welsh Baccalaureate Diploma. The Baccalaureate offers a wide and diverse programme of study that develops independent learning skills required for higher education and the workplace. The Welsh Baccalaureate motivates students to pursue personal enthusiasms and interests, adding breadth and depth to their learning while, at the same time, maintaining a focus on the essential skills of literacy, numeracy and digital competency.
In the Sixth Form, realistic and appropriate course choice at the outset is seen as vital to maximising success. Each student's requirements are assessed individually; progress through the Sixth Form is carefully monitored and reported to parents termly. Partnership with parents is given the highest priority.
A comprehensive programme of tutorial interviews and guidance events exist to assist and support students as they proceed to University, training or the workplace. Personal development and high quality advice and guidance are of major importance to the School, as are complementary activities to broaden students' educational experience.
The Sixth Form utilises an extended timetable to accommodate the range of courses and to maximise choice.
Members of the Sixth Form provide a lead in:
the School Council
supporting younger students
working for local, national and international concerns
- many other extra-curricular areas
This work is highly valued in the school. Our Sixth Form aims to provide students with the variety of experiences and opportunities to enable each individual to develop the confidence, self-discipline and working habits needed to maximise success in their future.
PATHWAYS BEYOND SIXTH FORM
Looking ahead in Years 12 and 13
Students have the opportunity to attend a number of events that support their future choices. The annual Careers and Higher Education Fair provides opportunities for students to talk to over 100 representatives from a variety of fields and Higher Education establishments. The school's Summer Learning Days allow students to research careers and progression routes and is supported by interviews with their Form Tutor.
Specialist support and mentoring is provided for those students who may have to attend interviews for university placements.
Dear Parents and Students
Welcome to Monmouth Comprehensive School
In our school we encourage everyone to have the highest expectations of themselves and each other as together we Learn to Lead our Lives.
We are proud of our students’ academic achievements. Just as importantly, we are a school that cares. We believe that students need to feel comfortable and secure in order to learn and, as a school, we put as much emphasis on creating a supportive and happy environment as we do on academic success. We achieve both.
I look forward to working with you to ensure the very best learning and life for the young people in our care.